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The team

Staff

Lucy Davis

CEO

Lucy is the daughter of a maths teacher, whom she ‘helped’ to mark homework from an early age! Lucy’s spent a lot of time in the classroom herself – from teaching English in a community college to inspiring kids and teachers to walk and cycle to school. She’s also a familiar face out in the community, whether working with disadvantaged groups or improving green spaces. A modern languages graduate, Lucy can explain the Fibonacci series in both French and German.

Nathalie Meghriche

General Manager

Nathalie has worked in administration and project management roles within the arts & culture sector for 10 years, and in the charity sector as a volunteer manager for 4 years. Having spent decades hiding in a maths-proof box, since joining the team and discovering she is indeed a ‘numbers person’, she is passionate about sharing Maths on Toast’s unique, creative approach to maths learning.

Susan Bugby

Community & Schools Outreach Manager

Susan has worked in schools development and training roles within the charity sector for over 13 years, delivering workshops in schools and community settings. She has also taught maths and literacy through art to young people with SEN (when she wasn’t making props for school plays). She is keen to show children and their families how much fun maths can be!

Niki Lavithis

Community & Schools Outreach Manager

Niki has been a primary school teacher for the past 10 years. Having her own insecurities about maths helps her to support children with their maths learning, trying different strategies until they find the one that works for them – she loves seeing that lightbulb moment! Before becoming a teacher, Niki worked on education and community programmes in theatre and dance.

Founder & Patron

Alexandra Fitzsimmons

Founder & Patron

Alexandra studied maths at the University of Cambridge. She then spent almost a decade working in museums and creative media – for example, working directly with visitors on family activities at the V&A, and as an international exhibition design consultant. A published author, Alexandra is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and teaches Museum Studies as part of the MSc Science Communication at Imperial College London.

Trustees

Dr Alison Clark-Wilson

Chair

Alison is a former secondary school mathematics teacher who is now a Principal Research Associate at UCL Institute of Education where she researches technology use in education.  Alison is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and co-convenes the Mathematics Education Special Interest Group for the British Educational Research Association. Alison has spent her professional life in mathematics education and she firmly believes that everyone can learn to think mathematically, especially when the mathematics creeps up on them in unexpected ways!

Melanie Huntley

Trustee

Melanie is a marketing communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience working with organisations from local government and big finance to start-ups, parenting platforms and educational institutions. She is passionate about integrated working to shape messages that are authentic, clear and compelling, and to deliver communications that are as helpful as possible for their intended audiences. Melanie is excited to support Maths On Toast’s mission to build life-changing maths confidence amongst children and grown-ups alike.


Gemma Mann

Secretary

Gemma works for an international publishing and education organisation and previously worked in the creative and museum sector. Gemma had first-hand experience of Maths on Toast engagement projects before being appointed as a Trustee. She is a strong supporter of creative learning and an advocate for the need to change negative perceptions of maths, and understands the need to promote positive attitudes to help overcome issues such as maths anxiety.

Krystle McGilvery

Treasurer

Krystle is a Chartered Management Accountant. She is keen on increasing the financial literacy of those entering adulthood, and is working to provide opportunities for people to learn. With this in mind, she teaches mathematics to prepare those seeking to improve or develop their skills for a number of different reasons. Krystle is a member of the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants and until recently was a Committee Member of the CIMA Central London Branch.

Reena O'Neill

Trustee

Reena is a marketing communication professional specialising in digital experience. Over her 20 year career, she’s advised start-ups, social enterprises, regulators, global creative agencies, educational institutions, membership organisations and non-profits across a range of professional services to communicate their impact. She founded That Web Person in 2018 offering digital support services. Reena is passionate about ensuring her support survives beyond her involvement by establishing legacy tools and systems.

Dami Solebo

Trustee

Dami is the Business Director at charity Finding Rhythms, overseeing fundraising, programme development and partnerships. Dami has overseen the growth of youth charities and brings this expertise to Maths on Toast. He is passionate about increasing social mobility opportunities through education to create a level playing field for the marginalised and disadvantaged.

Sarah Watzek

Trustee

Sarah studied Psychology and Computing at university and now works at an artificial intelligence research company in Human Resources. Prior to that she spent a decade in the charity sector with the British Heart Foundation and Teach First. She is fascinated by science and believes in the importance of STEM education because our world depends on it, now more than ever. She believes in helping people to reach their potential by removing barriers and providing access to opportunities.